wedding in the bar
The wedding venue

a beautiful venue with over 1000 years of history

Your bespoke wedding venue

Cogges is a beautiful wedding venue with over 1000 years of history. With our impressive Manor House and extensive grounds, including a walled garden, there are countless backdrops for wonderful photos. A filming location for Downton Abbey, Arthur & George, and Colette among others, click on our virtual tour for a taste of what you and guests can enjoy. Our two stunning 18th century barns provide a wonderful setting for wedding ceremonies and receptions, and other celebrations, the perfect blank canvas on which to create your own unique and special day. There's a lovely laid-back and friendly atmosphere at Cogges and you'll feel like you're stepping into history, whilst making lovely new memories of your own.

The Barns

Your wedding hire includes adjoining Wheat & Barley barns, both of which have a civil marriage license so you can hold your wedding ceremony in either. The walled courtyard with grassed area and covered canopy immediately outside are for your sole use. 

After the ceremony, your reception and party can be held in one (or both) of the barns or spread outside onto the lawn. You may start your celebration at a time to suit you; the terms of our premises license dictate that the music must cease at 11pm and everyone off site by midnight.

Wheat Barn – the more spacious of the two barns and can seat up to 200 guests (banqueting style) or approx. 130 on round tables.  Alternatively, a ceremony could be held with seating for 250+.

Barley Barn – the smaller, adjacent barn can seat up to 140 guests for a ceremony, and could be an ideal dance floor, bar or even quiet space for young children.  It's also another option for your wedding breakfast.

There are other configurations too, and we'd be delighted to discuss your ideas and provide some inspiration.

Download a plan of the barns with suggested seating arrangements.

Outdoor space

More than just a barn, we also offer lots of outdoor space where you and your guests can roam. Enjoy canapes and croquet on the lawn, a barbecue or hog roast, a fire pit, food vans, music and games, along with beautiful rural backdrops for stunning photographs around the grounds. And, after 5pm the rest of the site is exclusively yours to enjoy too.

wedding couple with Manor House view in background

Cogges provided the perfect wedding experience for us and our guests. It was exactly how I dreamt it! John and Sally's wedding


How to find us - just 5 minutes from the centre of Witney, West Oxfordshire, we're easy to find! Visit here for directions.


There is free parking near Cogges in our dedicated car park, and disabled parking available on site. Cogges is located in Witney and just a convenient short walk to the town centre, where there is also lots of free parking and several bus routes.


We may be rustic but we thankfully have toilets, lighting, heating and lots of electrical sockets. There is also a disabled toilet with baby changing facilities.

bridesmaid girls looks over pigsty wall in farmyard